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larry? >> i started laughing because the whole situation was like out of a bad lifetime movie. so i said larry, you're such an interesting, nice man, but i would like to meet someone a little closer to my age. and it was like wah-wah. >> jimmy: someone from the paleolithic era. >> he said that's okay, because when i like, i really like. >> jimmy: wow. >> jimmy: thanks for watching "jimmy kimmel live" this week. next week we'll have bradley cooper, melissa mccarthy, julianne hough, kate mara. "nightline" is next. thanks for watching. we'll see you next week. tonight on "nightline," a high stakes hostage standoff
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continues as police negotiate with the man holding a 5-year-old boy captive in an underground bunker. we've got the latest. from stable to super bowl. what it takes to become a budweiser clydesdale. and this year's super bowl hero, the geeky guy making out with a supermodel for a if he looks familiar, it's because you've seen his face hundreds of times. he's hollywood's favorite extra.
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from new york city, this is "nightline" with terry moran. >> glad you're with us tonight. tonight, police and fbi teams work to rescue that 5-year-old boy who's being held captive in an underground bunker in rural alabama. a tense hostage crisis that is now entering its fourth night.
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the boy was kidnapped by a gunman during a deadly school bus attack, and tonight he remains trapped as a massive rescue effort continues on. and a small alabama town praised for his safe return. here's abc's juju chang. >> reporter: as this tense hostage drama enters its fourth night, concern is growing for the 5-year-old named ethan trapped in an underground bunker with this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> it's an innocent kid, he's crying for his parent and grandparents and he does not know what's going on. let this kid go. >> reporter: today the bright yellow bus turned crime scene was towed away. >> the child is on the line with us and advising that the bus driver has been shot. >> reporter: the crisis began when dykes boarded the bus full of kids on tuesday. brother and sister who were on the bus said that dykes
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threatened to kill them. >> my older brother's friend told us to stay down, and i look up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. he's like i'll call all of y'all. i just want two kids. and he started pointing at my brother and his friend. >> reporter: he then shot and killed charles poland, the bus driver who tried to intervene. >> just had a bus driver shot. >> reporter: police say dykes grabbed ethan, the kindergartener who kids say always liked to sit in the front row and headed to a bunker he built behind his house. >> he always seemed like a weird person. i always thought that was just the way he is. >> reporter: a neighbor says he saw the underground sheltd hear the the vietnam vet had built. >> it's about 12 foot deep. it's lined with those red bricks all in it.
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he's got steps made out of cinder blocks going down to it. i asked him, i said, you know, what are you using it for? he said it's going to be my storm shelter. >> reporter: dykes is a survivalist who equipped it with electricity and perhaps enough food and water to last weeks. >> mr. dykes stood up between him and the children that was i assume still on the bus and that's when the shots went off. >> reporter: he's had legal disputes with neighbors. according to veteran negotiators, dykes needs to hear one overriding message. there is a peaceful way out. >> little things go a long way. small things make big gains. so they're going to look for small ways to agree that it will eventually put them on the right path to getting everybody out safely. >> reporter: dykes has agreed to allow medicine for a kindergartener to be delivered. ethan reportedly has aspergers syndrome and a form of adhd.
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what happens if he doesn't get it? >> he needs to keep taking it in order to have those effects, the calming effects to reduce his hyperactivity, increase his focus, decrease his impulsivity. >> reporter: jamie howard is a child psychologist who specializes in trauma. and that would all be good in a tense hostage situation. >> we want him to be as calm as possible and not to agitate this man. >> reporter: 5-year-old ethan is reportedly watching tv in the bunker but he's also been crying for his parents who have been meeting with authorities throughout their ordeal. >> if i were talking to the parents, i'd say i know you're scared, i know you're horrified, and i know that right now you feel completely alone and it's almost overwhelming. >> reporter: every parent of a 5-year-old is thinking this poor child. >> 5-year-olds are still quite young. they sometimes have the blanket. they sometimes suck their thumbs. they really need to be tucked in at night. this is really hard for a little boy and it's really hard on his
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parents right now. >> reporter: it's not just that he's being held hostage. he has presumably witnessed a horrific murder right in front of his eyes. >> uh-huh. so it's doubly traumatic. who knows what he is thinking about this, his presepgs matters, so he might be thinking i'm safe right now if that's what this man is telling him. he might be thinking i'm really unsafe and don't know when i'm going to get out and that will influence his recovery. >> early this morning at the city hall in california -- >> reporter: many of those who survived another school bus kidnapping in california more than 30 years ago suffered a variety of post traumatic stress throughout their lives. they had been kidnapped and buried in a trucking container but managed to escape after a day thanks to the historic efforts of their bus driver. tonight there are plenty of prayers in alabama for ethan's safe release. how do children react to this kind of traumatic situation down the road? >> we do tend to have a natural recovery process from trauma, but this is a really severe
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trauma, a long standing trauma that's exactly affecting him in a very scary way. >> reporter: for "nightline" i'm juju chang in new york. >> keep praying for ethan there. thanks to juju chang. next up we'll turn to the super bowl, and the cutest breakout star. an exclusive look at what it takes to become an iconic budweiser clydesdale. while everyone else seems headed in the wrong direction, ford is not just going forward, it's going further. introducing the entirely new ford fusion. with a hybrid that's the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in america. it's an entirely new idea of what a car can be. in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep.
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feature an ad that features the clydesdales, the horses that have been tied to budweiser for generations. but the iconic mascots don't come cheap. the horses are actually born and bred in house as part of a multi-million-dollar operation. we got an exclusive look inside. >> reporter: you wouldn't know it by looking at this clydesdale foal, but just a few weeks into her life, she's about to be thrust into the spotlight. meet the star of this year's iconic budweiser clydesdale super bowl commercial. which will be watched by more than 100 million people in the u.s. alone this sunday. for 80 years now, clydesdale horses have been much more than just the branded mascot for budweiser. they've been part of the family. >> hey, momma. >> jeff napper runs the company's multi-million-dollar operation that breeds, feeds,
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and trains these mammoth horses from the time they're born to the time they've pulled their final wagon. it's more than just a job for him. the horses are his life. >> come over and say hi. >> the company is committed to the clydesdales because they represent the tradition and the heritage and the quality that goes into everything that we do, and for the company to get it done and get it done the right way, it's got to be in-house. and this is a big operation for us. it's a significant investment. >> jeff's team takes care of the daily needs of 175 clydesdales around the country. >> there's a future clydesdale right in here, right? >> a future clydesdale right in here. i'm thinking that this girl is ready to get the little fellow on the ground. >> we're close with her? >> yeah, we're close. >> reporter: an operation that includes breeding 43 horses a year. budweiser hopes to gain ten future show clydesdales from
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that group. only males are eligible which leaves just enough room for error. >> we have very, very stringent requirements to be a budweiser clydesdale. they have to have a black mane and tail. four white stocking feet. >> reporter: those that don't make the cut are sold for roughly $5,000 apiece, while some of the female horses like 8-year-old darla, mother to our super bowl star, are kept to keep the future alive. this year's super bowl spot tells the story of a young clydesdale who establishes a relationship with his breeder. like real life clydesdales, the horse leaves in order to learn the skills that will one day make him one of the special few to pull the hitch in front of crowds of people. the breeder goes see his favorite horse in a parade, and sure enough, the horse remembers him. the script doesn't mirror an exact story, but it's not far
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off. >> now we're entering our foaling area. this is where the babies actually -- the mothers actually give birth. >> reporter: john soto manages warm springs ranch in missouri. where future clydesdales are born. >> this is a little girl. she's 5 days old right now. >> reporter: where they stay until they're as old as two. >> they were born here, so when you go out on the road and if you see the hitch and those are your babies that you raise, you've got to have some pride in that. >> reporter: all the foals born this year will be under soto's watch, literally. over the next couple months, it's soto's job to make sure every baby clydesdale arrives healthy. >> with 40 coming through the next few months, we're going to be pretty hectic. >> that's why he has a warning system that tells him when a mare is ready to give birth. >> tell me how your whole alarm system works. >> so what we have is this little alarm that attaches to the back of the mare. so if i'm eating dinner or asleep in the house --
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>> reporter: the horse starts coming out. >> pulls this magnet out. the alarm goes off. then -- >> there it is right there. have you ever forgot the charger phone? >> no, not this time of year. that's my lifeline. >> reporter: john lives on the farm to ensure he is right there when he needs to be, he can even monitor the horse stalls from his bedroom. i see it, that's funny. in the super bowl commercial, it has the person playing you, your story, sleeping in a barn. do you do that? >> i did it for many years. but now since we've came here, all the stalls are monitored, so it gives me the luxury of actually sleeping in my own bed. >> reporter: but soto, who has done this for 33 years, does develop a relationship with every clydesdale born here. >> they're just like people, once you get to know them and know their size and their facial looks and everything, you know who they are. >> reporter: every year, the top 30 mature clydesdales tour the
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country. in 2012, three hitches appeared at 120 events representing the bud brand. john's son eric drives one of those hitches. >> this is where they do most of their training. >> reporter: jeff napper took us to check in on some of the up and coming clydesdales. >> this is one of the horses here in training. where we teach them all kinds of different things. today they're grooming on him and giving him a haircut and getting him ready. he's actually getting ready to go out to be part of the st. louis traveling team. >> reporter: the clydesdale connection to the brand traces back to 1933, when august busch junior surprised his father by having these majestic horses parade down a st. louisstre street carrying beer. they've been breeding them since 1930. >> they're a symbol of the company and to many people a symbol of the country, the freedom and spirit that is
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america is embodied in these majestic clydesdales. >> reporter: in our time with the clydesdales, we couldn't help but notice how incredibly close they can get to these horses. or how close these horses will get to you. >> standing next to these gentle giants, whether you're a kid or whether you're 80 years old, the emotion, it's awesome. >> reporter: awesome to they so much goes into making this the face, make that the legs of the brand. just ahead, do you recognize the nerdy star of godaddy's super bowl smooch? meet hollywood's most successful extra. hey hun, remember you only need a few sheets. hmph! [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft is so soft you'll have to remind your family they can use less. ♪
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you don't know his name, but you probably recognize his face. this super bowl sunday, he's landed the role of a lifetime, making out with a supermodel in front of 100 million people. it's the cherry on top of a resume that includes hundreds of bit parts and abc's nick watt met up with the world's most successful extra. >> oh, my goodness. that is bar refaeli making out with a geek. over 100 million people will scream and squirm when they see this sunday night. it's a go daddy commercial
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airing during the super bowl. but who is that man behind the makeout? well, he's jesse heyman, one of hollywood's more prolific actors. >> "old school," "american pie 2," "austin powers goldmember", "spiderman," "catch me if you can." so many, it takes a while. >> reporter: jesse is an extra. there he is in "the social network." he's a full-time super extra but he's still just part of the scenery. until, that is, some guy in sweden compiled a where's waldo style reel of jesse's greatest hits and posted it on youtube. >> apparently he was my number one fan from sweden. i didn't even know i had any fans from sweden. >> reporter: well, he does. typecast but talented. he has a burgeoning cult following built up over 12 years, 100-plus movies, including "van wilder" and
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100-plus tv shows like "my name is earl" and "the mindy project." he came to l.a. to get into the entertainment game. >> my parents gave me like a 30-day ultimatum, find a job or come back to texas. i went and signed up for the extra work and i was working that night on a movie called "rat race." >> he's been working ever since. he was even on "glee." right there, he kind of worked with larry david. jesse's imdb corrects include nerd, nerd number one, nerdy guy, geek, and 3rd ufo enthusiast. >> i've done my fair share of speaking parts, it's just not many people have seen them. >> reporter: here's one of those moments on "monk." >> he was going like this. what do you think it means? >> some kind of signal. >> reporter: but what's life like as a background artist?
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>> most shows, they're pretty nice. they'll let you get some food or something. some shows, they treat you like you're just cattle or sheep or something. they don't treat you very humanely. >> reporter: okay, small intermission and a quiz. the first to spot jesse will win this signed photo. tweet me. watch it again on our site. you know, you pause and stuff. anyway, apparently kevin dillon made $200,000 an episode for "entourage." what does jesse earn most days? >> i'd make $139 a day. it's not the greatest salary, but i survive. >> reporter: now after years on the big screen, recognition on the tiny screen of youtube, maybe that was his big break. >> i'm not making big bucks yet, but it's getting -- looking like it could be on its way. >> reporter: he was zac efron's
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background in "seventeen again." maybe this time he'll get equal billing in a bloody movie. anyway, back to that go daddy commercial. jesse is a pro so i bet he nailed that first time, one take. yeah. right. maybe like 45 takes. i'm nick watt for "nightline" in los angeles. >> a star is born. thanks to nick watt for that. well, it's time now for our closing argument. tonight we're keeping it light. millions will be watching the super bowl this sunday when the ravens take on the 49ers. so are you going to watch it? and if so, key question, are you watching the game for the commercials or for the halftime show? you can weigh in on the "nightline" facebook page or tweet us, or you just watch it for the game, for the football. thanks for watching abc news. check in with "good morning america." we're alwa


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